Joe Biden and John McCain were known to be good friends. Despite their political differences, the two men worked together in the US Senate for two decades.
The friendship between the two men led McCain’s widow Cindy to support Biden in his race against Donald Trump that fall. And it was pretty important confirmation. In 2020, Biden became only the second Democrat to bear the state of Arizona since 1952.
McCain paid a political price for supporting a Democrat. The Arizona GOP decided to censure her in January along with Governor Doug Ducey and former Republican Senator Jeff Flake.
But now McCain is going to get something of a reward from Biden. On Wednesday, Biden nominated her as ambassador for the United Nations Food Agency.
McCain responded to the announcement by saying, “I am honored to have been selected by President Biden as Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies. The communities this group serves need our support and focus, and I look forward to meeting the challenges this role brings. I am particularly grateful to the McCain Institute, its board of directors, the institute’s team, and our partners at Arizona State University for their support and preparation for this position. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.